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Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
brink of destruction. this time over a march 1st deadline for the across-the-board government cuts known as the sequester. >> ts is not a game. this is reality. >> i don't like the sequester. it's taking a meat axe to our government. >> these steps would seriously damage the fragile american economy. >> still fragile enough that four years after the recession the u.s. economy actually shrank in the last three months of 2012. the storm clouds were ready to blow away and washington basically called them back. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> if not for indecisive, uncompromising, and polarizing politicians, america's economy could take off again. >> we are producing more energy and america can become an energy exporter. >> we're in the midst of an energy boom and it's lowering the price of electricity and bringing manufacturing back to america. a housing boom fueled by the lowest interest rates in history. and 35 months of private sector job creation. america's future could be great. >> i'd like to focus on what lies beyond the fiscal debate. >>
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Feb 17, 2013 7:00am PST
obama's state of the union address presented an expanded vision of smart government to create jobs and revive the economy. it had many important ideas in it. yet, he lowered his sights on the single policy that would both jump start the economy in the short term and create the conditions for long-term growth. infrastructure spending, having tried several times to propose infrastructure bills of around $50 billion, just 0.3% of gross domestic product, the president now further scaled back proposing a fix-it first plan of 70,000 bridges that are literally falling down nationwide. maybe he thinks this is all he can get through the republican house, but really just place a band aid on america's growing cancer of failing infrastructure. a 2009 study of u.s. infrastructure by the american society of civil engineers concluded that we need $2.2 trillion to be spent over five years to bring the nation's roads, bridges, railway tracks, airports and associated systems up to grade. let me make three crucial points. first, this is the big bang. it would be the most effective way to create good
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Feb 19, 2013 8:00am PST
government agencies will have to do what every american family has had to do, make a piece of paper, list priorities, say how much money, list them first and pay for them until you're out of money. when the president says border patrol, first responders, then agencies can shift money around, and make sure those priorities can be met. so the question is will there be a temporary fix again, se questionser, it's a fancy word for forced budget cuts, and neither the president nor the congress have done the basic job they were elected to do which is get the government with a functioning budget. if they kick in, will there be chaos, and not as much chaos, and republicans will want to cut more. >> and you have looming government shutdown on march 27th. republicans believe that would be much more of a pr disaster than the forced spending cuts. so you've got economic crisis coming up. >> and two political dynamics. there are a lot of democrats whoa think if the president can keep pushing the house republicans into disfavor, maybe get the house majority back and a democratic house and senate for the
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
, gratuities, and government fees and taxes. is any of this enough? what do you want to make it better? >> right now we just want them home and want them in our arms, just like everybody on that ship wants to get off that boat. >> there are 4,000 people on that boat that have someone waiting for them out here, just like we're just two. >> after they get settled on land and they get it behind them a little bit, i think it will start to settle and they're just going to realize it's probably not going to be enough. >> did you guys hear anything -- >> they opened the bar up and serving alcohol. >> which one of you brought -- >> serving alcohol to a bunch of angry, starving people. >> on a listing ship. >> did one of you bring antibiotics? >> we sure did. we contacted our doctors and told them what was going on with the situation, that our daughters were on there. they gave us an antibiotic to take with us to get our daughters started on, because we weren't sure we were getting them off. >> we don't know what kind of conditions they're in. we're dealing with staph infections and noro
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
government. >> the idea more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hard working middle class taxpayers an old idea that's failed every timist been tried. more government won't help you get ahead. it will hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunities. it's going to limit them. and more government isn't going to inspire new ideas. new businesses, and new private-sector jobs. it's going to create uncertainty. >> republican senator rand paul gave the tea party response and chastised both parties for spending too much. he also talked about limiting the reach of the federal government. >> what america needs is not robin hood but adam smith. in the year we won our independence, adam smith described what creates the wealth of nations, he described a limited government that largely did not interfere with individuals in their pursuit of happiness. all that we are, all that we wish to be is now threatened by the notion that you can have something for nothing, that you can have your cake and eat it too. you can spend a trillion dollar every year that you d
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
deal. >> when you think about it, going from government to government and not government to business. >> right now you have, if this is to be believed a government attacking individual american companies. that's a big change. >> in the 21st century it's more than china flexing its muscles, it's a serious situation. i'm going to talk about simpson-bowles offering up a deficit fix. it was tossed in the garbage can a year ago by the president. the majority of the country wants a deal and this is a bipartisan deal that needs to be taken seriously. >> final word, ron brownstein? >> i'm struck how many stories we've done at every different level, hundreds, the vulnerability that we have in this interconnected world on every level, whether it's people's twitter accounts or facebook accounts or government to government. >> or burger king. >> or burger king. the way in which the world is changing is making us more connected but vulnerable. >> pales in the challenge of having two sets of identitial twins. >> and as three sets of parents of twins we can tell you those people will never sleep ag
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Feb 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
passed in the first place is to allow americans to defend themselves from either government forces or other forces that endanger their lives. >> if the government attacked you, it would be the military. it would be with machine guns. you support that ban but you're not prepared for a ban on military style. >> a lot of people use this phrase military style when in reality it's nothing more than a semi automatic weapon used for deer hunting. >> i can buy a slide device over there which would allow me to fire up to 300 rounds a minute. what is your definition of an assault rife given i can legally buy that here and kill 300 people in one minute? >> first, i think that any texan has a right to be able to purchase one of those weapons. when it comes to talk about limiting our right, we need to have the right to defend ourselves when ever anyone tries to attack us. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> coming up, i'll talk to two people who believe concealed weapons and the nra save lives plus ted nugent. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors.
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Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
. mccready's suicide could become part of the national debate over gun laws. government records for 2010 show 3 out of 5 gun deaths in the united states were suicides. that grim proportion has been roughly the same every year for the past decade. we'll have much more on this story coming up. dr. drew pinsky will join me live here in "the situation room" in the next hour. he recently spoke to mccready. we're going to talk about that conversation, what she said to him and much more. >>> tomorrow, the south african olympic athlete oscar pistorius will be in court. a memorial service will be held for his model girlfriend who he is accused of killing. cnn's robyn kurnow has more. >> reporter: a beautiful girl, a beach and a reality tv show. which showed contestant reeva's romantic side. >> you fall in love with being in love. >> reporter: she died just days before this aired. it will continue to run on south african television for the next nine weeks. meanwhile, her boyfriend, the double amputee and olympic athlete, oscar pistorius, spent the past few days in this jail, charged with her murder. th
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Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
nasa and the government will want to look at. more eyes on earth, more eyes in space with space telescopes. both government and public ones, private ones. you know, those types of efforts would help find these threats, hopefully before they become a serious problem. and we might have something to do about it. >> it certainly is fascinating and something else to worry about. thanks so much. >> well, thank you for having us. >>> two more airlines are about to join forces. that has some worried that it will send airfare soaring. we're going to tell you the latest airline merger and what it means for you. [ male announcer ] there are only so many foods that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> taking a look at some of the top business stories of the week. walmart stock took a nose dive on friday after an internal e-mail published by bloomberg news quoted an executive saying that february sales were a quote total
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Feb 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
going in our government, i don't want to cut resources in this environment, but lastly, there has to be attention to gun legislation, and the three tenets of gun legislation that we're interested in is we have to look at high-capacity magazines, we have to look at assault rifles, and look at background checks. and the point of my legislation was that those for and against these view points have been talking about it. it's been analysis paralysis. now we need our legislators to vote on some of these initiatives and let us move on. >> you have been doing the excellent work you have done for 25 years. has anything quite prepared you for the horrors that you saw that day in december? >> no. you know, for 25 years, i worked in a emergency room setting, and i have seen gun violence, and i have seen a lot of trauma and tragedy, but this is different. things have changed. it's personal because it's my home town, but it's children, too. so there's been a crease, where our society, even perpetrators of gun violence, but now, to go after children, but now we have lost a whole classroom full of
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Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
tears unintended consequences of government overreach. what's going on, chief -- our cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is here. you've been looking at the reaction since the speech. what's going on? >> wolf, this was a big moment last night. it may be moving votes. what was widely seen as an emotional high point, it may have also been a turn turning point in the debate over gun control. it was a moment carefully orchestrated for maximum emotional impact. as former congresswoman gabby giffords, the parents of slain teenager hideya pendleton and other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> one day later there are indications on capitol hill that the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheer leader. >> even as mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham made the case that the current background checks needs to be strengthened before expanded. answered the president's call. >> will you
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
the ice that is said to be there now. we're not allowed to get very close. we're told government divers went down into these freezing waters to take a look but were not able to see anything when they did. >> as you know, an asteroid also passed close to the earth yesterday. are these two events related in any way? that's the big question today. >> reporter: certainly. the broad scientific consensus from the last 24 hours or so seems to be no, it is just something of a cosmic coincidence that within hours of each other two different asteroids approached in from two different directions. unfortunately it was the big one that did the damage. susan? >> thank you. appreciate it. >>> well, from space to the water. we knew this would happen. the first passengers stranded aboard the disabled carnival "triumph" is suing. the lawsuit blames the company for negligence and fraud. cassie terry called her cruise "a floating hell and a floating toilet" that made her fear for her health. she is seeking unspecified damage. carnival says it has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment yet on it. >>
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Feb 12, 2013 2:00am PST
umbrella of economic growth as he talks about tax reform and government spending and his proposals on education, climate change, and immigration. but while the wind is at his back, observers say president obama can't appear too bullheaded at the start of his second term. brianna keilar, cnn, the white house. >>> so in the next hour of "early start," we'll look ahead to tonight's state of address with matt cartright of pennsylvania and illinois republican congressman adam kinzinger. you can watch it tonight live on cnn. our coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern and if you can't catch it, catch all of the highlights tomorrow morning on "early start." >>> new development this morning in the murder of chicago honor student hadiya pendleton. two suspected gang members, 189-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams will be in court this morning. there are their mug shot s righ there. police say ward confessed and said she was not the intended target. just days before pendleton had performed at the president's inauguration, michelle obama appeared at the funeral. tonight her p
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
joshing about zombies had quebec's government worried the training exercise would lose its serious focus. >> under the leadership of this prime minister, canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever! >> hear, hear! >> reporter: anyway, canada has nothing to fear. as one guy posted on gawker, zombies are allergic to maple syrup. jeanne moos -- >> to a zombie apocalypse! >> canada will never become a safe haven for zombies, ever! >> hear, hear! >> reporter: cnn, new york. >> i'm still confused. would you ever have a zombie apocalypse training? >> cruise ships, zombies, sequester, it's been a full week. >> you can always follow outside what's going on in the situation room, follow us on twitter. as we stay, tweet m me @katebaldwin. >> i'm @jimacostacnn. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, one day after the carnival "triumph" reaches dry land we're learning more about the fire that stranded more than 4,000 people at sea for five days. what caused it? could it have been prevented? >>> plus, a congressman caught tweeting to a 24-y
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Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
prohibit the government from doing that in times of emergency. we all hope we don't come to the situation where we have something like katrina that breaks down all law enforcement. we all hope that none of us are attacked by an armed intruder, that no one who runs a small business is robbed, that no woman is raped, but those things happen. what i was objecting to was the rush to pass legislation without really debating it or looking into it. there are ways to deal with the things he wanted to deal with, but by just writing something in the dark of night and ramming it through a legislature and signing it is not a good way to develop policy in a democratic society. >> i agree with you that a debate is necessary and a debate should be had and a conversation should be had, but it does seem like both sides are using emotion. >> it's an emotional issue. i don't deny that. both sides do use emotion. the question is what is the purpose of what you're trying to do? the president would like to get these things that he wants done done very quickly, done by the congress without really look
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
rubio engaged the big clash of what government should do and be all about and how it will play out and we're talking about water, not how much your government is going to spend on what. >> my theory about this politicians are so stage managed and journalists are so glad when something unscripted happens we focus on it. you're absolutely right. him characterizing himself and talking about his background, this is the rehearsal for what republicans will say about immigration and there was stuff there. >> so much time to fill. >> talking about how you fill the time and story selection choices. there was this calamity on the carnival cruise ship "triumph" where it took several days for the crippled ship to come to port. 4,000 people were affected. cnn covered that heavily than any other, renting a helicopter and a boat. important legitimate story and some critics say cnn went overboard. >> went overboard, no pun intended. i grabbed a life jacket and watched a lot of it. cnn went overboard. most people went overboard. but there is a real good story here. 2% of americans, millions of amer
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Feb 18, 2013 9:00am PST
about 1% of all the products tested, 29 out of 2,501 came back positive for horse dna. the government said it was front-loaded, if you will, the worst of the items tested first. we just heard from the secretary of the environment saying he hopes all the testing will be done by the end of the week. the results will be done by the end of next week. it may drag into next week, michael. >> so, nic, are people still buying what they think is beef? is it dangerous if it's horse meat? >> you know, i think that the danger issue has been somewhat laid to rest. the danger was it was horse meat contaminated with a drug that prevents or sort of cures animals of pain. but in humans, it's very, very dangerous. the levels you would have to eat we were told by the government scientists would be so high, impractical, unlikely. but consumer confidence has been marked. two-thirds of people here say there's no longer sure about what's on the box as they were before. and a quarter of people say that they're going to cut down buying processed meat. and another one-fifth of people said they'd like to cut do
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
to wait for the federal government. for the 19 states has it is affected the economic picture? >> and that's the thing, you know, you raise it incrementally and that's what i said, that even if you raise it to $9 let's just say, you know, it's still below the poverty threshold for a family of four. and then even just to get this through congress, good luck with that, because, you know, the last time law makers approved a similar bill, it was back in 2007. and, you know, democratic lawmakers, they've tried to hike the rate since then and it really winds up going nowhere, so that's why you see these states making these incremental changes, carol? >> alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. >>> michelle obama's favorite designer was past last night, we'll tell you who designed the sparkly crimson and black cocktail dress and why so many people did not seem to like it. [ nyquil bottle ] hey tylenol, you know we're kinda like twins. [ tylenol bottle ] we are? yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ]
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Feb 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
by the bohemian government where the ship is registered. susan candiotti, cnn, in mobile, alabama. >>> unless the president and congress can agree on a new budget plan by the end of the month, it could have devastating effects on your bottom line. i'm talking layoffs, tax refunds and places we all go for family fun. [ male announcer ] have you heard? herbal essences smooth and shine collections are back and more irresistible than ever. mmm... [ ding ] [ moaning ] [ male announcer ] with herbal botanicals of rose hips and chamomile. and with no silicone or sulfates, you'll fall in love with your hair... yes! yes! yes! [ male announcer ] ...all over again. yes! [ male announcer ] it's an experience... everyone will be asking for. herbal essences. say yes again to naturally irresistible hair. share your first time using herbal essences. there's nothing like our grilled lobster and lobster tacos. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicio
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
much of the agenda under economic growth. as he talks about tax reform and government spending and his proposals on education, climate change and immigration. but while the wind is at his back, observers say president obama can't appear too bull headed at the start of the second term. this really is a rare chance for president obama to talk directly to the american people in a very long form way and, soledad, from aides i've spoken with, we are expecting to hear themes are familiar. he'll talk about the middle class, tackling deficit reduction in "a balanced way." not just the spending cuts that republicans are primarily pushing to offset the major across-the-board spending cuts set to kick in next month, but also with tax increases. >> brianna keilar, thank you. >>> a little later this hour, we'll speak with gene sperling of the national economic council and ron john, wisconsin senator, about what we can expect from the president's speech tonight. watch the state of the union address right here on cnn. complete coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern. state of the union, of course, a
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
pounds of marijuana and arrested two men. >>> new government information shows use of the morning after pill is on the rise. from 2006 to 2010, 11% of sexually active women between the ages of 15 and 44 said they had used the emergency contraception, more than double the reported use from 2002. the study did not cite a reason for the increase. >>> some good news for the housing market, foreclosure filings last month plunged to their lowest level since april of 2007. filings fell to just more than 150,000 in january, primarily because of a new california law that protects homeowners. foreclosures in that state fell by 62%. >>> miss america coming home to atlantic city, new jersey. las vegas hosted the pageant since 2006 but next year the ceremony will return to its original home in new jersey. normal announcement is expected next hour at lentic city's boardwalk hall, the birth place of the original miss america pageant. >>> new details today from the ex-girlfriend of the man who killed four people including two police officers during a week-long vendetta. aria williams told cnn's "starti
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Feb 12, 2013 1:00am PST
says he killed osama bin laden reveals how his family lives in fear and what the government's protection. >> and murder in chicago have the city in shock. the killing of a 15-year-old girl, gunned down just days after performing at president obama's inauguration. her funeral was yesterday. let's go to ted rowlands with >> reporter: they have made arrests arrests of two of them. they were both picked up on saturday night. they've now been charged with one count of murder and two counts of murder plus some weapons violations. michael ward according to police, the 18-year-old, has confessed to killing high dia pendleton by accident. he thought there were rival gang members in the group and opened fire. he didn't realize he was opening fire on a 15-year-old and her friends after they had just completed a final exam in high school. ward said that he got out of a car, shot the individuals under this overhang in a park, and then was taken away in a getaway car by williams. according to police, nobody stepped forward. the break in the case came from the police were getting leads and g
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Feb 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
very high places, you can imagine, and someone very high in government called him two hours after the raid and said, it was your guy, meaning the shooter. >> another passage from your article that jumped out at me for obvious reasons. may 1st, 2012. the first anniversary of the bin laden mission. the shooter is getting ready to go play with his kids at a water park. he's watching cnn. they were saying, so now we're taking viewer e-mails. do you remember where you were when you found out osama bin laden was dead? and i was thinking, of course i remember, i was in his bedroom looking down at his body. it's just a very telling situation. a year later, he's trying to go through a normal life but his life is anything but normal. let's pick up the story from there. because he's got some major problems right now. just briefly walk us through some of them. >> okay. well, you know, i work at the center for investigative reporting and our reporter has done some ground-breaking work on the problems that all vets have with the veterans administration. i think they're commonly known now. it's a ni
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Feb 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
, possibly up to a year before a final report is issued by the government where the ship is is registered. susan in alabama. >> thank you for that. never would have imagined what waited for them. the cruise was meant to honor the life of their friend after she died from a rare form of cancer is. laura was going to scatter ashes with another friend. gina thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. >> hi, don, it's wonderful to be here, thank you. >> tell me a little bit more about your own experience. how bad was it? >> it was really bad. our own experience, we had raw sewage in our room that had over flowed from the toilet and we could not stay in our roop more than a few seconds without wanting to volumit. >> you are a diabetic and that made it tougher for you? >> it did, trying to make healthy choices with the food, and getting protein, but i knew god had my back. >> you said that you wanted to scatter laura's ashes because they loved vacation and water and soun. you probable felt she was watching over you, what do you think she'd make of it? >> i think she'd be happy with th
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
. wow. what's the government's response to this, phil? >> reporter: well, the government has been responding to this, they have a team of tens of thousands of people there on the ground helping with the cleanup, urging people to stay calm, say there is no threat and some initial concern because there is a cluster of facilities in the area but none of them were damaged. there is no change to russian ambient radiation at even that area. they've been trying to help the people that have been hurt and a lot of different numbers have been coming to us from different russian agencies over the course of the day and a number of people who are injured in this incident, but they all have one thing in common, they keep going up. as you say, the total number of injured is now close to 1,000. there's how many people they say, between 30 and 100 have been treated in hospital and a smaller number, less than ten we are told are said to be in grave condition. fortunately for all the drama, for all the sheer terrifying elements to all of this, the damage although widespread is not significant. it is
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Feb 15, 2013 8:00am PST
physicist and rocket scientist and also part of your government. jim, i want to start with you. we are getting conflicting numbers of the injured and they keep going up. what are you hearing now? >> yeah, they keep going up. the russian news agency saying more than 1,000 people injured in some way after this. to set the scene, just after breakfast time, people may have been taking their kids to school and you get that bright flash in the sky. and the shock wave. the explosion seems to have caused the explosion. the shock wave goes off shattering glass. breaking windows and some buildings collapse as well. the government says, schools, hospitals, offices all affected. it came from nowhere. people may have looked at the streak in the sky. might have looked what you see trailing from an airplane. airplane vapor. then the explosion. one woman thought it was a plane crash because of the noise and because of what they saw in the sky. so you have more and more people injured. slightly injured for most of the people. and no one has yet died as far as we know. but you can imagine the shock
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Feb 19, 2013 2:00am PST
infrastructure to share information with the government. both working on standards to protect companies. and by the way, this report right now that i'm giving you, word on cnn international would be blacked out by the chinese government. they're blacking out all reports about this mandian repot report. china surpassed the u.s. in another milestone. flurry analytics forecast that they'll have more smart phone users than the u.s. the growth of china is really fast. it has 1.3 billion population. in the u.s., you can see the smart phone use is gradual. but the uptick of smart phones in china, huge. and that's why american companies want to do business in china. they want access to that market. the down side of that is big concerns about intellectual property. >> they're happy. the size and scope of the hacking story and the apparent connections to the military really puts a lot of pressure on the obama administration. >> it does. >> to say something, to do something to act here. this is serious. >> when you talk about social property theft outside of hacking, companies have complained for
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> leaders from throughout the region, including leaders from businesses and unions, government, law enforcement and community groups came together to pull resources and protect our core value of public safety. collectively, this group that by my office is posting a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture. >> the public responded, tips came flooding in. now numbering more than 1,000. >> the investigation will prioritize those clues based on the information we receive. and those clues will be followed up on immediately. as leads were followed up, the hunt moved into day six and then day seven. dozens of l.a. police department families feared to be targets of dorner were still under 24 hour protection. the heavily armed killer was out there somewhere, still in hiding, but not for long. he would soon be heading into a deadly stand-off. african-american community.pe and we're showcasing the work our employees do. like karen. [ karen ] what's so special about our relationship is they're passionate. through southwest airlines, the learning continues outs
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
a lot of stuff going on with our government right now that we don't know about, if that makes you feel a lot better. >> that's for a reason. >> and talking about it afterwards -- >> you could give this information ten years from now, 20 years from now. >> let's go to a bigger issue as far as, this hero, he comes back, getting $2,000 a month in pension. >> not anymore. >> excuse me. lost his health care. what do we do? what do we do with these guys? what do we do? >> this is great time to bring up sequestration. this was with the default plan, it's going to give across the board cuts, it's going to hit these guys even more. >> by the way, without that, it's not getting the job done. >> that's where our country is today. >> you know the answer. >> it's very simple, private enterprise. people don't like to talk about it, but there are quotas for women, for minorities, for disabled. why shouldn't there be quotas in the military? i would sign up tomorrow to hire x-percent of people, veterans. two reasons. number one, it's the right thing to do, and number two, they'll make fantastic em
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Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
across-the-board federal government spending cuts set to take effect on march 1st. 43% of those questioned in the most recent national poll on the subject from quinnipiac university said they don't want the cuts to take place with 22% saying let them happen but the survey suggests many people are not sure what to think as nearly one in three had no opinion. >>> geraldo rivera generated headlines a few weeks ago when he said he thought he was thinking of running for senate in his home state new jer same poll out the other day doesn't bring the talk show host great news. half of those new jersey residents questioned in a monmouth poll said they would not consider voting for rivera at all. >>> many may be thinking about the oscars, the academy awards a week away. i don't have any polling numbers on the oscars, unfortunately. ben debb? >> thank you, paul. >>> have you ever wanted to grab a bite with nominees? we do . so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now
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Feb 17, 2013 5:00am PST
governance problems in the vatican itself. you roll all that up, you probably have a pope. >> john allen, so good to get your insight. thank you so much for being with us today. >> sure. >> and for more stories on faith, be sure to check out our belief blog at cnn.com/belief. >>> okay, it's called the annual oscar nominees luncheon. we were there, talking with all the famous faces, hoping to win the most recognized trophy in the world. highlights from the ultimate hollywood celebration coming up for you, but first gary tuchman takes us for a ride in the solar-powered tricycle with a cute lique little name in this "start small, think big." >> hi. i'm rob kotter, founder and ceo of organic transfer, and we make the elf. >> reporter: this is a pedal powered tricycle that has an electric motor to help out when needed. >> federally it's classified in the u.s. as a bicycle. >> reporter: and that has some advantages. >> it's able to go anywhere a bicycle goes. because it is a bicycle it doesn't need insurance, nine specks or registration. mirrors like a car, horn, blinkers, headlights, an
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00am PST
-minute replacement for a couple of no-show boxers. north dakota's fight governing body is now reviewing this fight. yes indeed. i would say they are. he was like this far off. >> and he jumps and does fall. >>> well, she dated christopher dorner when he was working with the los angeles police department. tells us that he was stressed about work and often paranoid. this morning we'll talk to ariana williams and she'll discuss her relationship with dorner. what he was he really like. >>> also there's big news this morning. >>> an $11 billion deal is done to create the world's largest airline. does this end up meaning you'll pay more for a ticket? i'll tell you what it means for you. you're watching "starting point." hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters, here with my favorite new intern, jimmy. mmm! fresh! and it's been in the closet for 12 weeks! unbelievable! unstopables! follow jimmy on youtube. but that doesn't mean i don't want to make money.stor. i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares
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Feb 18, 2013 11:00am PST
to do something about it. i've cut spending, reduced debt, and made government more accountable. more recently i've experienced how none of us goes through life without mistakes. but in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, a god of second chances, and be the better for it. in that light i humbly step forward and ask for your help in representing washington. i'm mark sanford and i approve this message. >> he made headlines after his extramarital affair. he and his wife divorced a year later before the then governor finished out his second term in 2011. he's been in washington before. but let's go to our panel again. first of all, jennifer, i'll ask you, he cheated, he lied, and then he disappeared. nobody knew where he was. fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me. what do you think? >> i think typically i don't really care who sleeps with whom, but i care if tax dollars are spent on disappearing to appalachian trail. that's not okay and that's an infidelity on the professional front. so that makes me uneasy. >> jawn murray, do you think there is a way for him to co
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Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >> it's not asking too much for the government to take a tiny bit of trimming. >> reporter: we do know there are places at the justice department to cut. for example, there was a report that came out just last year from the general accountability office that said that there's as much as $33 billion spent since the year 2005 on crime prevention programs that are often duplicative and counterproductive. now let's go to renee la mark at vwi airport. >> reporter: that's right, wolf. if you're flying out of airports like vwi, you are looking for a tough time if these cuts go through. let's talk about the faa. they are expecting to see an 8.2% budget cut. that translates to $627 million this year. that could mean furloughs for some employees. let's talk about the tsa. they could also see furloughs and cuts in over time. i want to show you what that could mean for you, the travelers. that could mean that wait cuts at security lines could be more than an hour. we also know that wait times at customs could go up by 50%. flight delays. that would be simply because of fewer air traffic contr
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Feb 13, 2013 12:00am PST
government that are too small is just not true. in fact, the major cause of our recent downturn is the housing crisis created by reckless government policies and the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hard-working middle-class taxpayers is an idea that has failed every time it has been tried. >> democrats on the other hand gave senator rubio low marks for similar comments. just about the same time, 10:31. >> presidents in both parties from john f. kennedy to ronald reagan have known that our free enterprise economy is the source of our middle-class prosperity. but president obama he believes it is the cause of our problems. that the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough, spend enough or control enough. and therefore, as you heard tonight, his solution to virtually every problem we face is for washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. >> with independents, senator rubio scored low marks at 10:40 when he spoke about the second amendment. >> of course we face other challenges, as well. we were all heart bro
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am PST
. it has linked a group of prolific computer hackers to the chinese government. it was traced to shanghai, with some operations taking place in a building housing a secret division of china's military. the report claimsory on a six-year period, hackers have stolen large volumes of international property, blueprints and business plans. the report does not list the companies that have been hacked. the chinese government dismissed the claims, saying china is also a victim of cyber crimes and claims most of the attacks come from the united states. >> translator: internet hacking is an international issue and should be dealt with through international cooperation based on trust and mutual respect. making baseless accusations is irresponsible and unprofessional and doesn't help solve relevant issues. china resolutely opposes any form of hacking activities. >> reporter: this is a big concern for president obama and the administration here. president obama signing executive order last week to strengthen the nation's cyber security network. >> sandra endo, thank you. >>> another breaking
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Feb 17, 2013 1:00am PST
hottest bands in the world, fun. >>> a government prepares for the apocalypse. >> canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever. >>> and the dance that's everywhere, even here at cnn, the harlem shake. >>> just when you think we've got it all worked out, cutting-edge technology, scientific breakthroughs, miracle medicine, lately there's been talk about colonizing mars and many of you carry around a supercomputer right in your pocket. but just when you think you have it all worked out, the universe reminds us, we really don't. case in point, friday a chunk of space rock gets sucked in by the earth's gravitational pull. then streaks across the sky above russia. as it rockets through the atmosphere, friction heats the front of the rock a lot more than the back of it. the huge temperature difference is too much and essentially turns a meteor into a bomb. it explodes into a bunch of pieces. and what you're hearing here, that boom, boom, boom, is this -- take a look. those pieces are moving so fast they set up a series of sonic booms and it's just a scary sound. the sheer force i
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
, fun. >>> a government prepares for the apocalypse. ♪ >>> and the dance that's everywhere, even here at cnn, the harlem shake. >>> just when you think we've got it all worked out, cutting-edge technology, scientific breakthroughs, miracle medicine, lately there's been talk about colonizing mars and many of you carry around a supercomputer right in your pocket. but just when you think you have it all worked out, the universe reminds us, we really don't. case in point, friday a chunk of space rock gets sucked in by the earth's gravitational pull. then streaks across the sky above russia. as it rockets through the atmosphere, friction heats the front of the rock a lot more than the back of it. the huge temperature difference is too much and essentially turns a meteor into a bomb. it explodes into a bunch of pieces. and what you're hearing here, that boom, boom, boom, is this -- take a look. those pieces are moving so fast they set up a series of sonic booms and it's just a scary sound. the sheer force is destructive, blowing out windows, knocking down huge doors and even taking down wal
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
, racism, unaccountable contractors, and inadequate government oversight. despite all of this, though, the army wants the program to continue. tom vandenbrook is "usa today's" pentagon reporter. he wrote the article. welcome. >> good morning, carol. >> thanks so much for enlightening us on this issue. this program sends americans to iraq and afghanistan to win hearts and minds. tell us about sexual harassment, racism. outline these problems for us. >> these come in an army investigative report that we were -- we obtained through a freedom of information act request. the harassment seemed pretty gross. it was a contractor at the training base making really untoward comments toward the women. eventually, he was fired. that was documented. as well as racism. there was a white soldier who was referring to a section of the program and saying it was a ghetto because it had black people in it. that soldier was disciplined. >> yet some of the members of this group, with all the problems, were making more money than the secretary of defense? >> that's the most disturbing problem. it regards ti
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
. government. of course, the u.s. was expecting this ted stevens morning. was speaking to an official that said the test could come any time. obviously they have been bracing for it. right now a lot of frantic telephone calls going on. not only within the u.s. government but also in south korea. the new secretary of state, john kerry, spoke to the south korean foreign minister just moments ago about the latest nuclear test and now everybody is trying to get their diplomatic ducks in a row. everybody getting on the same page. there will be a security council meeting tomorrow morning, 11:00 eastern time. to discuss the next response and that is what the question is. what will the traffic there? will the chinese sign on to the tough resolution that the united states is looking for? will they set on to tough sanctions. it is unclear at this point what china will agree to and that is the best the u.s. can hope for in terms of getting anything out of the u.n. security council. then i also understand the united states is also discussing what kind of unilateral further sanctions it could put on north k
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Feb 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
including a forward command center as well as search and rescue teams to assist local governments in accounting for individuals that are missing or may be trapped because we think there are some. also getting prepared to send state assets from the very state agencies, set up shelters. right now the most important thing is we account for all individuals and make sure they're safe and secure. >> also i understand that there is a high school that may be damaged. do you know anything about that? >> i have not received that report yet. i know the ema director right now is pretty busy and they're trying just to get their arms around to the significance of the damage but it's obviously a pretty wide area. would not doubt we probably have some schools that have been impacted in that area. it's a very populated area. a lot of businesses in that area. it's where the growth from hattiesburg has extended. it's densely populated with businesses as well as residences. >> how, robert, prepared are these areas for tornadoes? >> well, you know, unfortunately, we can -- most important thing is as far
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
in a port security company standing to make tens of millions of dollars if the government here gives the go ahead for a deal. senator menendez aides acknowledge the senator had spoken to state department officials about the contract and say in a senate hearing in last july when his friend's contract was in doubt, menendez questioned why the u.s. government hadn't been more aggressive about port security in the dominican republic. critics of the deal, including the head of the american chamber of commerce in the dominican republic, question how a florida eye doctor with a powerful friend in the senate is suddenly involved in port security in the caribbean. >> i can't find anyone who is for the contract that doesn't have a direct financial interest in the contract. >> it's what we would call a cash cow. >> the mother of all cash cows, yeah. a sweet deal. >> but so far, none of that sweet deal is souring the reputation of senator menendez. he's just been named head of the senate foreign relations committee, and until and unless the mysterious peter williams emerges to prove any of his o
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